Oklahoma City Thunder News and Rumors

  • Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lamb

    Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lamb

    nba.com Updated Oct 22 (yesterday)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised its third-year options on center Steven Adams and forward Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on forward Perry Jones and guard Jeremy Lamb, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and Gene…
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  • Durant won't rush return from foot injury

    Durant won't rush return from foot injury

    nba.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)
    Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot.
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  • GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

    GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (7 days ago)
    We really like the Pelicans in the preseason. The addition of Omer Asik could go a long way to shoring up their defense and Anthony Davis, at 28-to-1 odds, is a really good bet for MVP. Plus, Jrue Holiday is back and healthy (he actually dunked on us th…
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  • Durant has successful surgery on foot

    Durant has successful surgery on foot

    nba.com Oct 16
    The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks.
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder

    yahoo.com Oct 16
    I hope you appreciated Kevin Durant's brilliance last season, because we're going to get about 25 percent less of it this year, and that leaves the Oklahoma City Thunder with a lot of questions. When the Most Valuable Player will return from his right f…
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  • GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

    GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

    dimemag.com Oct 15
    After news Kevin Durant will be out for 6-8 weeks with a Jones fracture in his right foot, all eyes turned towards his fellow all-star, Russell Westbrook. #WhyNot Russ was diplomatic after the injury, expressing faith that the team will step in conjunct…
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  • Russell Westbrook: “It’s Not About Me. I Can’t Win Games By Mys…

    Russell Westbrook: “It’s Not About Me. I Can’t Win Games By Myself”

    dimemag.com Oct 13
    Russell Westbrook is nothing if not himself. So as he and the Oklahoma City Thunder face life without Kevin Durant for the first time in franchise history, it’s hardly surprising that Westbrook says his game won’t change while his MVP-winning teammate r…
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  • Thunder prepare to play without MVP Durant

    Thunder prepare to play without MVP Durant

    For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.
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  • Thunder down Mavs; Jackson, Felton hurt

    Thunder down Mavs; Jackson, Felton hurt

    nba.com Oct 10
    Anthony Morrow scored 21 points, Steven Adams and Jeremy Lamb added 19 apiece, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-109 on Friday night.
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  • Durant dismisses talk of giving up guarantees

    Durant dismisses talk of giving up guarantees

    ESPN.com Oct 10
    Thunder star Kevin Durant strongly dismissed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's suggestion that the NBA consider eliminating the maximum restrictions on contracts in exchange for players giving up guaranteed money.
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  • Thunder rookie Mitch McGary out 6 weeks with left foot fracture…

    Thunder rookie Mitch McGary out 6 weeks with left foot fracture suffered in preseason opener (Video)

    Mitch McGary looked pretty impressive in his NBA debut, doing a little bit of everything — 14 points on 50 percent shooting, four rebounds (two on the offensive glass), two steals and two assists in 36 minutes of work — in stepping in for the likes of S…
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  • Kevin Durant's 2014 offseason is about to become an HBO reality…

    Kevin Durant's 2014 offseason is about to become an HBO reality show

    yahoo.com Oct 9
    Apparently, Kevin Durant's distaste for coming in second extends beyond the court and onto the small screen. With longtime foil/measuring stick LeBron James having one show on the air already and another on the way, the Oklahoma City Thunder star has de…
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  • Mark Cuban warns that players working on unlimited contracts wo…

    Mark Cuban warns that players working on unlimited contracts would have to give up guaranteed deals

    yahoo.com Oct 8
    Over the next two seasons, NBA league MVP Kevin Durant will earn more than $39 million from the Oklahoma City Thunder. If his current on-court production sustains or (as is the likely case) improves, and his team continues to win at a championship-level…
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  • Cuban: NBA should look at nixing max deals

    Cuban: NBA should look at nixing max deals

    ESPN.com Oct 7
    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the idea of doing away with maximum contracts, as suggested by Thunder star Kevin Durant, could be considered by the league, as long players are willing to give up something significant in return.
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  • OKC's Brooks: Westbrook NBA's best point guard

    OKC's Brooks: Westbrook NBA's best point guard

    nba.com Oct 1
    Thunder coach Scott Brooks isn't known for making bold declarations. He is not shy about Russell Westbrook.
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  • Report: Kevin Durant Can’t Palm A Basketball

    Report: Kevin Durant Can’t Palm A Basketball

    dimemag.com Sep 30
    Kevin Durant stands at least 6-10. His wingspan is approximately 7-5, and his fingertips hang less than 10 inches from the rim when he puts his arms above his head. Despite those Gumby-like proportions, though, there’s finally something KD can’t do on t…
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  • Kevin Durant Says He Has Killer Instinct Of Michael Jordan, Kob…

    Kevin Durant Says He Has Killer Instinct Of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

    dimemag.com Sep 30
    26 year-old Kevin Durant, already established as one of the greatest basketball players the game has ever seen, is finally comfortable in his own skin. The reigning MVP and four-time scoring champion made that clear in an illuminative, wide-ranging inte…
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  • Video - Who Takes The Last Shot? 03:07

    Who Takes The Last Shot?

    Oct 23
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss the survey of NBA general managers in which 76.9 percent want Kevin Durant to take the final shot.
  • Video - Durant Growing Mentally 00:27

    Durant Growing Mentally

    Oct 21
    Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant explains how he has helped out and learned from his teammates while being sidelined as his foot heals.
  • Video - Westbrook Strong In Thunder's Loss 01:24

    Westbrook Strong In Thunder's Loss

    Oct 17
    Russell Westbrook scored 16 points and dished out eight assists in the Thunder's 109-90 loss to the Raptors.
  • Video - All Eyes On Russell Westbrook 02:07

    All Eyes On Russell Westbrook

    Oct 13
    Marc Stein reports from Oklahoma City, where the Thunder held their first practice without Kevin Durant.

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 23
    With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
  • Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.